7 Things to Know about Travel Insurance and Why It is Important

Travel insurance is an important part of any travellers pre-trip preparation, but over 30% of folks skip it.  Why? Probably because they think: “But, I’m healthy!”; “It’s only for a few days”; “I’m not doing anything dangerous” or whatever else! But what people don’t consider is that travel insurance is essential for everyone, not just those of us who cycle the Death Road or dive with Great Whites. I have used travel insurance for injuries from such mundane moments as falling in a pothole.  Seriously. So mundane.  $500 worth of mundane. So expensive. 

Travel Insurance: Simple & Flexible

With insurance from World Nomads, you can buy and claim online, even after you’ve left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to travellers from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.


7 things you should know about travel insurance from WorldNomads.com

1. Trusted reliable underwriters

World Nomads is backed by a suite of strong, secure, specialist travel insurers who provide you with great cover, 24 hour emergency assistance and the highest levels of support and claims management when you need it most.

2. Value for money with the cover you need

World Nomads provides cover for what’s important for travellers from 140 countries. By focusing on what you need and leaving out what you don’t, World Nomads prices are some of the most competitive online. and we all love saving some cash!

3. Flexibility when you need it most

Had a change of plans? You can buy more cover or claim online while you are still away. You can even buy a World Nomads policy if you’re already travelling. Most providers do not do this, trust me. 

Climbing to Kyangin Ri, Langtang Valley Trek, Nepal

4. Cover for a range of adventure activities

From skiing & snowboarding in New Zealand to whitewater rafting in Colorado, WorldNomads.com covers a range of adventure activities, giving you peace of mind to get the most from your travels. Adventure activities can be great excuses for some providers to not accept your claim.  You definitely don’t want to be held back by what your insurance may not cover. 

5. World Nomads keeps you travelling safely

All WorldNomads.com members have access to up-to-date travel safety alerts, as well as travel safety advice and tips online through the World Nomads Travel Safety Hub.

Paragliding in Pokhara, Nepal

6. More than just great value travel insurance

All WorldNomads.com members can learn the local lingo through a series of iPod & iPhone Language Guides and can stay in touch with family and friends with an online travel journal.

7. Commitment to exceptional customer service

We want to make sure you get the most from WorldNomads.com. You can find out more about why travel insurance is important for your trip.

If you have any questions about your travel insurance or travel safety in general, please contact WorldNomads.com directly.

Still not convinced? Check out my post on Travel Insurance and Why You Should Have it for your Next International Trip!